Herbert Cumberlidge 1883-1963

Private 13583 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment

Herbert Cumberlidge was born 23 August 1883 in Pitts Hill, Tunstall in Staffordshire, England. He was the son of John Cumberlidge and his wife Ann nee Inskeep.

Herbert was working as a glost placer in a pottery factory in 1901.

Herbert married Eliza Webb in 1905 and together they had five children:

  • Eliza Cumberlidge, born 1906
  • John Thomas Cumberlidge, born 1908
  • Herbert Cumberlidge, born 1910
  • Evelyn Cumberlidge, born 1913
  • Samuel Webb Cumberlidge, born 1915

Herbert joined the 7th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment. He became private 13583. Herbert arrived in the Balkans in the very same year that his youngest son Samuel Webb Cumberlidge was born, 1915. Herbert was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. He was discharged to the Army Reserve on 1 June 1919.

Herbert returned to the pottery industry ad in 1939 was working as a glost placer in a pottery factory. Herbert died in 1963 and his wife Eliza had died in 1940.

Medal Roll

 

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE Regiment or Corps when Decoration was earned

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914-15 Star]                                             No. 363B

Lichfield, 4 November 1919

 

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.             533B

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

13583

Private

CUMBERLIDGE, Herbert

13583 7/North Staffordshire Regiment Private

 

Lichfield, 25 April 1920

Medal Index Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

North Staffordshire Regiment

Private

13583

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

F/104B/5

533

Class Z [Army Reserve] 1 June 1919

BRITISH

-do-

-do-

15 Star

F/5B5

363

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

(2B) Balkans

Date of entry therein

Prior to 1 Jan 1916

 

 

 

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